"The offensive line let the team down tonight," said Vanderbilt center Joey Bailey. "We didn't do what we were supposed to do, and it showed out there. We didn't move the ball. We were giving up too much pressure. We didn't do what we needed to do to win."
Fifth-year senior quarterback Jared Funk entered the game Saturday on the Commodores' final possession and threw an incompletion on his only pass attempt — the first of his career. The series began with a delay of game penalty.
"I like any challenge," Marve said Sunday night. "He's a talented guy. I'm excited to play against that level of competition. He's joining a good bunch, that being the SEC. There's talent everywhere. But I'm excited."
Pearl was once the NCAA's most famous whistle-blower; now he is one of its most infamous liars. What happened to Pearl between 1990 and now? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Pearl helped the NCAA bust Illinois 20 years ago for the same reason he lied to the NCAA this time around: self-interest.